Get Packing clinic set
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Back Country Horsemen of America, the North Central Idaho Chapter is sponsoring a cargo and pannier packing clinic.
It will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Idaho County Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, Idaho. The clinic runs from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm..
This clinic is FREE to the public and door prizes (one entry per person) will be drawn every hour.
For those that want to learn how to safely horse and mule pack into the back country. Come and see how the ones that do……………do it! This clinic is for all 4-H members, horsewomen and horsemen, weekend campers, week long trips for those that want to get to those high mountain lakes to fish, ride the ridgeline soaking in the view, with your riding and pack stock. We would like to show you how we do it, and tell you stories while showing you what we love to do!
Retired outfitter, Jim Renshaw, and retired Forest Service packer, Steve Didier, plus other members of the North Central Idaho Chapter will be available to let the public have a hands-on opportunity to learn cargo packing.
Pat, Ed and Sandy Enneking will be available to let the public have a hands-on opportunity to learn pannier packing.
Educational events held that day will include basic horse handling safety, hands-on opportunity for cargo and pannier packing, knot tying techniques with hands-on practice, a dutch oven demonstration by members of the Tahoe Hillbillies 4-H Club and cross cut sawing demo with hands-on experience. There will also be a little fun cross cut saw competition and some cross cut saws will be available for sale.
Displays will include a Leave No Trace Campsite and Noxious Weed Program using a horse pack sprayer.
Free wagon rides will be provided by Dale Cooper and his team of mules.
Concessions will be made available by the Cottonwood Lions Club.